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This image depicts a posterior view of a lower back and buttocks of a 13-year-old girl from Goroka, New Guinea, which revealed the presence of an ulcerative, papillomatous lesion that had been caused by a treponemal infection known as yaws. The first sign of yaws is the appearance of a painless papule that grows into a papilloma. These early granulomatous lesions are highly infectious, and are characterized crusty yellow surface.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Clement Benjamin
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit: Donated by: K McLennon, Tulane Univ. Medical School
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.